About Grumpy Old DBA
OK so I'm not really grumpy - well maybe just a little!
I've been a DBA since SQL Server 6.0 and have mainly worked for corporates in the mortgage industry, in 2003 I set up my own company and now work as an independent consultant. Primary skills are production support, trouble shooting, performance tuning, optimisation, recovery, disaster recovery, business continuity .. the usual Production DBA stuff, I also work with application tuning and indexing.
Other skills include SNIA certification in Fiber Channel Storage Area Networks, this doesn't mean physical storage boxes but more the overall architecture and fabric of a SAN .. a very interesting subject area too!